For Georgia business owners in the business formation stage, the summer can bring many unexpected aspects to small business ownership. There are many things that may not be considered during business formation, but could be necessary in the summer months. These are things that could be useful for continued success.
A trend is beginning to emerge that involves business owners buying franchises and incorporating them into their existing businesses. Owners of various businesses have found success with this, since a related franchise can help them grow and diversify without having to start a new business from scratch or expand into new markets. Georgia business owners looking to boost their profits and expand their company may want to look into this growing trend.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling that has since been the subject of wide discussion and intense scrutiny: it upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care law championed by President Obama. Now, small business owners and entrepreneurs in Georgia and throughout the country are wondering whether the health care mandate will affect their business plans.
Beverly Hills is the land of swimming pools and movie stars, and many Georgia residents are no doubt fans of the show "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," along with many other of the country's viewers. However, one of the stars of the show has recently been accused of an alleged breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation in relation to an investment deal. The supposed victim is asking for $53,000 plus damages.
Contractors that outsource work to vendors may find themselves in a contract dispute over accident liability. In a recent contract dispute, The Georgia Court of Appeals issued a ruling in favor of the estate of a deceased worker against the city of Atlanta and its contractors, Holder Manhattan Moody and Hunt (HMMH). HMMH was contracted by the city to construct the International Concourse at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, and A&G was a subcontractor to HMMH. In 2007, a worker was killed when a truck owned by A&G Trucking Incorporated struck him on the jobsite.
For some people, opening up a franchise can be a profitable way to make a living. But there can also be downsides to these particular types of business models. One Atlanta, Georgia franchise is experiencing some of those negative aspects now.
Contract disputes in Georgia can come in all shapes and sizes. Some involve wage and hour claims, while others may involve disputes about overtime pay or a perceived violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Sometimes an employer comes to a determination that it must part ways with an employee, and that decision can be complicated by the fact that customers of the company identify the employee with the employer. These decisions require a balancing act between honoring the terms of any written contract, honoring legal obligations as an employer and also mollifying a public that is wondering what the heck is going on.
Business transactions should never be entered into lightly whether they occur in Atlanta or elsewhere in the state. There are many steps and procedures to take to make sure any agreements that are made will be beneficial for the business. It is also important to make sure that the other party holds up to their end of the bargain.
Business litigation in Georgia sometimes arises following the departure of an executive from one company and going to work for the competition. The immediate concern of the former employer is whether or not the executive was in breach of contract by allegedly taking confidential information or trade secrets to share with the new employer. Virtually all large businesses require employees to sign an employment contract requiring, in part, that the employee promise to maintain complete confidentiality and protect any and all trade secrets of the employer.